The map of the available water holding capacity in Germany gives an overview of the amount of water in a soil that is normally available for plant growth. The map shows the available water from the surface to effective rooting depth, which is derived from land use and soli data. The method is published in the Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung KA4 (1994) and in the documentation of Ad-hoc-AG Boden (representing the soil experts of the geological services of the German federal states). The land use information is taken from the CORINE Land Cover data set (2006).
The Web Map Service (WMS) shows the distribution of typical soil types (soil texture) in the topsoils of Germany. Typical is used in the term of areally dominating. The map visualizes the results of the project that are documented in a BGR report (Bodenarten der Böden Deutschlands; BGR Archiv, Nr. 0127305). The soil texture data from the analysis of the particle size distribution for 16,132 sites in Germany were classified after the legend units of land use-stratified soil map of Germany 1: 1,000,000 (BÜK1000N V2.3) and mean soil texture were calculated. Considering the large heterogeneity in the data and the resulting uncertaintly in the precision for a site the depiction of the obtained soil texture is presented at the level of the soil types group, according to the German soil classification system (KA5).
The 1:5 Million International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas shows the pre-Quarternary geology of Europe onshore and offshore. In addition to the geology attributed by age, petrography and genesis, also magnetic anomalies, tectonic structures, metamorphism and – in the offshore areas – information about the continental/oceanic crust and the continental margin, are shown. The map was developed by BGR under the umbrella of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW) and in cooperation with geological surveys organisations of 48 countries and more than 20 research institutes. For detailed information about the 'IGME 5000: More than just a map – A multinational GIS Project' please visit the IGME website. Corresponding to the INSPIRE-directive, this dataset comprises the German part of the map.
Web Map Service (WMS) of the BUEK2000. The BUEK2000 Version 1.0 was compiled from the BÜK1000 map by a process of generalization. The number of soil mapping units in the legend was reduced from 72 to 60 by aggregation of those units showing similar dominamt soils into single units. The map combined with selected soil profile pictures/graphics and information about soil history, soil classification and soil mapping in Germany is one fundamental part of the Hydrological Atlas of Germany (HAD). The Version 2.0, based on the BUEK2000N, Version 2.3, was cartographically adapted to a new base map.
The map of the field capacity of soils in Germany gives an overview of the amount of water which can be stored in a soil (depth 1 m). The water storage capacity is a key function of soils. The field capacity was derived from the landuse stratified soil map of Germany at scale 1:1,000,000. The method is published in the Bodenkundliche Kartieranleitung KA4 (1994) and in the documentation of Ad-hoc-AG Boden (representing the soil experts of the geological services of the German federal states). The land use information is derived from the CORINE Land Cover data set (2006).
The Potential Soil Erosion Risk map gives an overview of the exposure of arable soils to soil loss due to surface runoff and splash erosion in Germany. It is based on pedological, relief and climatic factors. The map was created by using the long-term model USLE (Universal Soil Loss Equation). The method is published in the DIN 19708:2005-02 and in the documentation of Ad-hoc-AG Boden (representing the soil experts of the geological services of the German federal states). For the application with soil maps, the method was adapted by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).The landuse stratified soil map of Germany at scale 1:1,000,000 was used as pedological input to the model. The relief data was derived from the DEM50 of the BKG. The mean annual precipitation data of the period 1961-1990 (DWD) is used to model the erosivity of rainfall. The land use information is derived from CORINE land cover data set (2006).
Web Map Service (WMS) of the map Groups of soil parent material in Germany 1:5,000,000. The presented map at scale 1:5,000,000 shows the distribution of 15 soil parent material groups in Germany with polygons of at least 64 square kilometers. Parent material is the rock, from which soil is formed. It was derived from the landuse use stratified soil map of Germany at scale 1:1,000,000. The version 3.0 of the map is based on the Digital Landscape Model 1:1,000,000 (DLM1000) of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy.
Web Map Service (WMS) of the BUK5000. The BUEK5000 is derived form the landuse stratified soil map of Germany at scale 1:1,000,000 by aggregation, focused on information about the parent material, and generalization. The maps shows 20 soil (23) legend units with polygons of at least 64 square kilometers.
The Map of Mineral Resources of Germany 1: 1,000,000 (BSK1000) provides the basic information on the spatial distribution of energy resources and mineral raw materials (‘stones and earth’, industrial minerals and ores) in Germany. The mineral resources are summarized in commodity groups, represented as different colored units. The map is published by the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources in cooperation with the National Geological Surveys.
In order to support the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD), the German State Geological Surveys (SGD) and the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) agreed in 2000 to compile a digital hydrogeological map at the scale of 1:200,000 (HÜK200), providing a harmonised survey of the upper groundwater bodies in Germany. The HÜK200 captures hydrogeologically relevant attributes such as consolidation, type of porosity, permeability, type of rock and geochemical classification to describe the hydrogeological characteristics of the rocks of the uppermost aquifers. The geological information on lithology, stratigraphy and genesis of the geological map of Germany 1:200,000 (GÜK200) provided the basic data. This information was evaluated and hydrogeologically interpreted by regional experts of the SGD or replaced and completed by other regional geological and hydrogeological maps and data where necessary. 2019, HÜK200 was migrated to a scale of 1:250.000 (now HÜK250).